EAT (from 6pm) – Whether you’ve ridden or not join us for a provincial dinner between the brewery tanks. The French themed feast will showcase the best produce of the Victorian High Country. The dinner is by reservation only and places will disappear fast. Four courses of french inspired high country fare, plus a selection of cheeses to get us through the tour stage. Drinks at bar prices. Dinner guests will also be able to interact via a live Skype cross to SBS presenter Mike Tomalaris live from France.
SPECTATE – Enjoy a live and exclusive Skype cross on the big screen to SBS’s Mike Tomalaris at the finish line of the final mountain stage of the Tour de France. As always we’ll have an interactive session with Mike, with a report on the Tour de Beechworth ride as well as answer all your tour questions. Then we’ll kick back with a drink and some cheeses and enjoy a cracking Saturday stage of the 2017 tour.
RIDE (10am)– Saddle up for a tour of the best tarmac and gravel Beechworth has to offer. There are two recommended loops to cater for all riders. The two peaks Stanley ride, up to 40km, suitable for riders of all levels with turnaround and roll home from all points. For confident riders capable of riding 4+ hours. There’s a 80-100km loop with 1500m of vertical through the rolling hills of the region with a solid KOM climb for a refreshement break and regroup before rolling back to the brewery. Both rides are TOTALLY UNSUPORTED and are at riders own risk.
Support the Beechworth Chain Gang by joining us for a refreshment (from 1pm) at the (Murmungee Lookout) KOM. Riders and supporters are encouraged to purchase a refreshment ticket in order to take advantage of a warm drink and some much needed refuelling after riding 1500m of vertical before the roll back to Beechworth. Your friends, family and the general public are also encourage to get here to cheer you up the final slope of the climb. Anyone without a ticket wont get any cake or coffee, it’d be a shame to miss out!
All proceeds from the refreshment ticket will go to the Beechworth Chain Gang, a local not for profit MTB group who maintain the Beechworth MTB Park. These proceeds will be directed to repair and improve the new Snakes and Ladders trail at the park!
Notes about the ride:
This ride is an unsupported recommended road loop that has a designated start and finish point, the Bridge Road Brewers carpark, 43 High St Beechworth. With first riders leaving at 10am. It is expected riders will complete to ride between 3 and 5hrs after that time and will be responsible for themselves in all respects, including navigating the route.
In the event that more than 30 riders attend then we will ensure riders are broken into groups of no more than 30, with a 5 min gap between start times.
All riders are required to have a working rear flashing light. The ride is totally unsupported and riders are advised to carry appropriate equipment and supplies required to complete the loop on their own as an individual.
The loop takes in both sealed and unsealed roads. From Beechworth to Stanley, through Mudgegonga, Yackandandah, and back to Beechworth via Mt Pilot, Woolshed valley and Stanley (Lady Newton Drive). A refreshment station will be provided by the Beechworth Chain Gang at the Murmungee lookout on lady newton drive between Beechworth and Stanley. Riders are encourage to purchase these refreshments as a fund raiser for the Chain Gang.
Riders are expected to arrive at the carpark from 9.30am and all are expected to be at a briefing at 9.45am. The briefing will re-iterate the ride is not a race, unsupported and riders will be reminded to follow the road rules and ensure courtesy is shown to all other road users. This includes turning on the rear flashing red light, riding single file on narrow or winding stretches of road and ensuring groups are kept under 30, in fact we recommend groups of 6-10 when out on the road.